Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators

PVARF uses the term Principal Investigator to designate the individual who has overall authority and responsibility for conducting a research or education project. The principal investigator (PI) for each project/activity must hold a VA appointment and also must be the same person who is named in the approval granted the project by the applicable committee or Education Committee. The PI for each project/activity is responsible for supervising all personnel for their activity.

Upon request and approval from the appropriate PI, the PVARF will pay personnel from the appropriate research or education account fund.

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Alan Teo, MD, MS

Psychiatry

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Alice Avolio, MS, RN

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Amir Azarbal, MD, M.C.R.

Vascular Surgery

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Jennifer Barton, MD

Rheumatolgy

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Naomi Bramhall, PhD

Audiology

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David Calverley, MD

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Kathleen F. Carlson, MS, PhD

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Michelle Cameron, M.D., P.T., M.C.R.

MS

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Sunwen Chou, MD

Infectious Disease

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Kathryn Chung, MD

Movement Disorders

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Daniel Clayburgh, MD, PhD, F.A.C.S.

Head and Neck Surgery

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David Cohen, MD

Nephrology

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J. Stone Doggett, MD

Infectious Diseases

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Samuel Edwards, MD, MPH

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Deniz Erten-Lyons, MD, FAAN

Geriatric Neurology

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Jonathan Elliott, PhD

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Graeme Forrest, MD

Infectious Disease

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Mark Garzotto, MD

Urology/Oncology

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Sara Golden, PhD

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Julie Graff

Oncology

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Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, M.P.H.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Margo Halm, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

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Seunggu Jude Han, MD

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Melanie Hariff, PhD

Immunology

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Michael Heinrich, MD

Medical Oncology

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Mark Helfand, MD, MPH

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Cinda Hugos

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Michael P. Hutchens, MD, MA

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Aaron Janowsky, PhD

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Devan Kansagara, MD, MCR

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Jane Xu Kelly, PhD

Chemistry

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Robert Klein, MD

Endocrinology and Diabetes

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Ryan Kopp, MD

Urology

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Rajan Kulkarni

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Charles Layman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

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David Lewinsohn, MD, PhD

Pulmonary Disease

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Miranda M. Lim, MD, PhD

Sleep Medicine

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Jennifer M. Loftis, PhD

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Travis Lovejoy, PhD, MPH

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Shiuh-Wen Luoh, MD, PhD

Oncology

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Melissa D. Murphy, MD

Infectious Disease

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Ruth Napier, PhD

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Khanh Nguyen, PhD

Vascular Surgery

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Christopher Pfeiffer, MD, MHS

Infectious Disease

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Victor Quijano, DPM, PhD

Podiatry

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Joseph Quinn, MD

Geriatric Neurology

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Michael Riscoe, Ph.D.

Medical Chemistry

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Mitch Sally, MD, F.A.C.S.

General Surgery

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Gabrielle Saunders, PhD

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Christopher Slatore, MD, MS

Pulmonary Disease

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Stephen M. Smith, MB, BS, PhD

Critical Care Medicine

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Ruth Ann Tsukuda, EdD, MPH

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Reid Thompson, MD,PhD

Therapeutic Radiology

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Belle Zaccari, PsyD

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Ignatius Zarraga, MD

Cardiovascular Diseases

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